Orlando

I had to do this one theme park thing before giving birth

My pregnancy has flown by. It's a little difficult to believe that in maybe 3-4 weeks time our baby will be here and it all changes from there. So with the big day looming ahead (not that I dread it, I truly am excited for this) I knew I had to do something special while… Continue reading I had to do this one theme park thing before giving birth

Central Florida Suburbs

A perfect Christmas date night in Lake Mary

The holidays are in full swing and I am sure every night on your calendar from now until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve is booked. But if you're still looking for something to do that's festive and full of Central Florida charm, then consider this for a perfect Christmas date night... Whether… Continue reading A perfect Christmas date night in Lake Mary

Orlando

Holidays 2015 at Universal Orlando have begun! (OrlandoInformer.com)

Christmas time is here and now the holidays at Universal Orlando have finally begun. Orlando is absolutely incredible this time of year; each theme park gets into the action in their own special way.  Universal Orlando’s holiday celebration is very special and unique, offering holiday cheer in a way that only Universal can. Though these… Continue reading Holidays 2015 at Universal Orlando have begun! (OrlandoInformer.com)

Orlando

Saying Farewell to the Osborne Lights (TouringPlans.com)

By now we’ve all heard the news that this is the last year for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This popular dazzling light display has been a favorite among Disney guests for 20 years. It’s hard to part ways with this festive frolic of millions of lights (over 5 million in fact).

Orlando

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: the BEST in all of Orlando

I'm a Christmas fanatic and a themepark fanatic. So when this time of year rolls around you can imagine how often I find myself in Orlando's theme parks to enjoy the various holiday celebrations. After many visits to many parks I can say for certain that the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is the absolute best in all… Continue reading SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: the BEST in all of Orlando

Orlando

How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit at Universal Orlando (TouringPlans.com)

If there is one disappointing thing about holidays at Universal Orlando it’s the fact that the festivities start so late in the season, especially by comparison. Some of the holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World started as early as November 6th this year, that means that Universal Orlando is basically a month behind. Even comparing… Continue reading How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit at Universal Orlando (TouringPlans.com)

Florida Life

The One Thing I Learned from my visit to New York City

Bright lights. Big names. Dreams and hopes. Crowds. Traffic. I have visited New York City before, but something was different about this trip, and I learned a very important lesson. I am a Florida girl, through and through. Visiting New York City in the peak of the holiday season is unforgettable. Taking my stepson and… Continue reading The One Thing I Learned from my visit to New York City

Orlando

A Local’s Guide to the Best Holiday Events in Orlando

One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Count Your Blessings" and one my biggest blessings is to have spent my whole life in Orlando. Year after year I have made marvelous memories during the holiday season. Orlando truly is magical this time of year. Join me as I list my favorite holiday events in Orlando.… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to the Best Holiday Events in Orlando

Orlando

Orlando’s top five theme park Christmas shops

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, yet in certain spots within Orlando's theme parks the holiday spirit can be found year-round. Join me on a tour and top five countdown of Orlando's theme park Christmas shops. Click here to read the countdown, my latest OrlandoInformer.com contribution.   http://www.orlandoinformer.com/2013/big-5-top-five-christmas-shops-in-orlando-theme-parks/

Orlando

Orlando’s Festival of Trees – A Cherished Tradition

A forest of beautiful Christmas trees can be found in Orlando, every year. During the two weeks before Thanksgiving the Orlando Museum of Art becomes a glittering winter wonderland. The Festival of Trees is one of my favorite holiday traditions in Orlando and I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the event's opening… Continue reading Orlando’s Festival of Trees – A Cherished Tradition